A West Virginia woman could not hold back her emotions as she thanked President Trump for recent tax cuts and for “listening to us.”
Some West Virginia families and business owners got the chance to hear and speak to the president at a roundtable Thursday on the benefits of the GOP tax cuts. Tony Hodge, a mail carrier, emotionally told Trump how important the extra income was for his family and asked his wife, Jessica, to say a few words.
“I just want to say thank you. I said I was not going to cry,” she said, immediately beginning to cry. “I just want to say thank you to you for the tax cuts. This is a big deal for our family.”
She continued in a shaky voice, fighting back tears, as she emphasized the importance of the tax cuts and Trump’s interest in helping American families.
“We really support you and this is a big deal. These tax cuts are a big deal. Thank you for listening to us, thank you for fighting for us,” Hodge said.
“Thank you for caring enough to allow us the opportunity to come here and tell you thank you to your face, my boys, my little 10-year-old wants to be president one day,” she added.
“It will happen,” Trump responded as the audience broke into applause.
Tony Hodge spoke ahead of his wife, detailing how the extra $2,417 they received due to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act helped his family, despite Nancy Pelosi dismissing the benefits as “crumbs” before the bill was passed. The House Minority Leader vowed Wednesday that if Democrats successfully retake the House in the 2018 midterm elections, they will overhaul the tax bill.
That flies in the face of the positive reactions Trump has received from those like the Hodges whose emotional thanks will probably not get that much airtime in the mainstream media which is focused only on attacking the president.
Watch Tony Hodge’s remarks in the video below: